It is that time of year when children and young people are trying to decide what costumes they should wear or ‘what they should be’ for Halloween. There are always the standing favorites like princesses or fairies or ballerinas for little girls and pirates or cowboys or ghosts for the little boys. Depending upon some television shows or some political leaders or parental influence, there are always the different, and sometimes quite unique, costumes. I have seen salt and pepper shakers, a cluster of grapes, all kinds of animals, Disney characters, and the list goes on. Yet, there is always the ‘question’ in the minds of children, at the beginning of the month, as to ‘what they should be’. Sometimes their decisions change with the weather! Sometimes they change their minds according to their friends! Sometimes, they just don’t have a clue, but they always ‘want to be something’.
I can’t help but wonder if that is not true in our adult lives as well. We are constantly questioning ourselves and our lives. We seem to wonder what it is we are supposed to be doing. Is it enough? Where we are supposed to be doing whatever it is we are called to do. Is this the right place for me? Why am I doing what I am doing? Who am I serving or am I just marking time? Am I really of any use to others with what I do? When do I fulfill my service?
God has given each of us certain abilities, talents, and gifts that we can use in our individual lives. None of us are exactly the same, therefore our jobs will not be the same. Yes, there are many jobs that are the same, but how we fulfill those jobs will be different. No one is too small, too insignificant, or unable to be of some kind of service. If you have ‘questions’ about your place on earth, take the time to realize that we all have the Designer’s label and we just need to find out what it is we are supposed to do, and then grow to our highest potential. As we grow older, our jobs may change. Just be prepared to ‘change costumes/suits’ and move forward.